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19th c., bold paint, representing the lightning serpent with openwork crest, carved scroll motifs along the outer edges; pierced nostrils, openwork teeth; details painted in gray, white, red, black, gold and green pigments; 23.25"l
Provenance: Christies, Important American Indian Art, New York, December 5, 1996 -
The James and Marilyn Bergstrom Collection of Northwestern Coast Art, lot 60
Flat sided, constructed forehead masks are unique to the tribes inhabiting the west coast of Vancouver Island and the adjacent shore of Washington's Olympic Peninsula.

Small, older break in the toothline of the front left side - original piece remains, glued area on left nostril.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Realized: $4,250 - Excluding Buyer's Premium

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